Ephraim Mellor (1843-1933)

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Ephraim Mellor was a cotton and cotton waste merchant.


He was born on 2 November 1843 in Dalton, the son of farmer Thomas Mellor and his wife Ann, and was baptised on 1 September 1844 at St. John the Baptist, Kirkheaton.

He had established Ephraim Mellor and Co. as a partnership with George Cock and James Dyson, but this was dissolved in 1875:[1]

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Ephraim Mellor, George Cock, and James Dyson, carrying on business in Dundas Street, Huddersfield, in the county of York, as Cotton and Cotton Waste Dealers, under the style or firm of Ephraim Mellor and Company, has been this day dissolved, by mutual consent, as and from the 31st day. of July, 1875. All debts due to and owing by the said partnership will be received and paid by the said Ephraim Mellor, who will in future carry on the said business for his own benefit.

Dated this 5th day of October, 1875.

Ephraim Mellor.
George Cock.
James Dyson.

He married Harriet Studdard, daughter of cabinet maker Uriah Studdard, on 27 September 1877 at St. Thomas's Church, Manchester Road.

By this time he was residing at St. Helens Villa, Almondbury, where he remained for the rest of his life. As a cotton and cotton waste merchant, he had an office on Albion Street.

He was initiated as a Freemason into the Albert Edward Lodge on 14 April 1886.

Ephraim Mellor died on 26 July 1933. He left an estate valued as £15,045 5s, 5d.

Notes and References

  1. London Gazette (12/Oct/1875).